Personal Injury Claims Glasgow

  • Home
    Home This is where you can find all the blog posts throughout the site.
  • Categories
    Categories Displays a list of categories from this blog.
  • Tags
    Tags Displays a list of tags that have been used in the blog.
  • Bloggers
    Bloggers Search for your favorite blogger from this site.
  • Team Blogs
    Team Blogs Find your favorite team blogs here.
  • Login
    Login Login form

Employee Paralysed After Suffering Fall at Work

Posted by on in Accident At Work
  • Font size: Larger Smaller
  • Hits: 1811
  • Subscribe to this entry
  • Print

Inex Works Ltd, a landscaping and gritting company, has pled guilty to breaching the Work at Height Regulations 2005 and fined £13,500 for failing to provide suitable safety protection for their workers.

In 2010, one of Inex Works Ltd's workers, Mr Shields, suffered permanent damage to his spine having climbed on top of a gritter and subsequently fallen 3 metres. He was attempting to help colleagues clear compressed grit salt from the interior of a machine used to treat icy roads. Since the fall, he has been paralysed from the neck down.

A Health and Safety Executive (HSE) investigation revealed that Inex Works Ltd of St. Vincent Street, Glasgow had not taken enough precautions to avoid falls by employees who were working at height. In particular, there was a substantial risk to employees who were working with gritters that had no working platforms, walkways or handrails. Additionally, the employees weren't provided with harnesses to prevent them from falling.
 
After the incident, the injured worker was rushed to hospital and found to have sustained several fractures of his spine, leaving him paralysed. Following the case, HSE Inspector Hazel Dobb, said:

“Inex Works Ltd failed to make sure employees were able to work in safety. This incident could have easily been avoided as there were several other ways this work could have been carried out, such as using alternative means of access or use of a harness.

“Tragically, that is a lesson for the company learned too late for Mr Shields.”

Personal Injury Specialists in Glasgow

If you have suffered an injury or an accident at work, fill in our online enquiry form for specialist personal injury advice.

0

*other costs could be payable

Your staff were lovely and kept me updated throughout. You got me the most amount of money possible and I can’t thank you enough.

 

Call our injury claims advice line today - 01414134377

Start a Claim

Make an online enquiry today - See how we have helped others get the typical range of compensation offered for various injuries.

Your Name(*)
Please let us know your name.
Your Email Address(*)
Please let us know your email address.
Your phone number
Invalid Input
Date of accident
Invalid Input
Any further details relevant to your injury/accident.
Please let us know your message.
Anti-Spam Verification(*)
Invalid Input